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Day 1 - 16th November
07:30-08:45
Registration and One-to-One Networking
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09:00-10:30
Opening Plenary: Re-Thinking Water

We are bringing together some of the leading thinkers in our industry to outline their vision of America's water future at this time of extraordinary change. Drought, inflation, climate change, new funding flows, new technologies: everything is in play.

10:30-11:00
One-to-One Networking
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Coffee Break
11:00-12:30
Roundtables: 30 Crucial Questions for Water in 2023
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GWI's ever popular roundtable format returns to address the 30 most important issues shaping America's water industry in 2023.

12:30-14:00
One-to-One Networking
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Lunch
14:00-15:30
The Big Squeeze

The American water sector is facing a big squeeze. Input prices are rising quickly, public resistance to tariff increases is growing, and interest rates are ratchetting upwards month on month. How are the treasurers and finance directors planning to manage the crisis?

Re-Thinking Industrial Water

How are corporate water strategies evolving to meet the needs of industrial end-users today? Industry is facing pressures from all sides – intensifying climate events, tightening pollutant regulations and a growing global focus on environmental sustainability. Especially in the severely drought-stricken southwestern US, water-reliant industrial end-users have no choice but to set aggressive targets and implement reuse practices in order to ensure operational continuity. Corporate sustainability leaders will discuss how these challenges are influencing their 2030 objectives, the value of reuse to business resilience, and how they will execute water strategies in a world where capital and operating costs are rising.

Can wastewater be free?

If we are re-thinking water, let's start bold. Can wastewater treatment pay for itself? It is not such a crazy proposition when you consider all of the different ways to recover value from it. Here we bring together an all star cast of utility leaders from around the world to share their views from the cutting edge of the circular economy.

15:30-16:00
One-to-One Networking
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Coffee Break
16:00-17:30
Averting a Supply Chain Meltdown

For the last 20 years America's water infrastructure has been built on fixed-price contracts, long payment terms, and global equipment supply networks. These are becoming impossible to sustain. Here we bring together some of the most important players from across the supply chain to discuss the challenges and avert a crisis.

Are we ready for Water-Positive?

Water-Positive is the new standard for corporate water stewardship, but there is currently no universally accepted framework or definition associated with this ambition. The session will make sense of how different industries view Water-Positive and whether an agreed framework applicable across industry is needed in order to maximize its impact. Corporate water pioneers will discuss the merits and pitfalls of such a framework.

Water and the Climate Imperative

The loudest message from this year’s drought was the need to take climate change seriously. And why not: by harnessing the power in methane, utilities can turn an emissions liability into value - for themselves, their cities and the planet. How are utilities rising to the challenge?

17:30-18:00
One-to-One Networking
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18:00-22:00
Drinks Reception and Gala Dinner